Photography by Marsha Walker

Bakersfield, California Engagement Photography

“Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.”


I love fairytales.  I always have, always will. I’m a huge romantic and will sniffle through my romantic movies no matter how much people might laugh at me.  😉

I guess that’s one of the reasons why I LOVE to capture love stories! It’s so fun to hear all of the “how we met & fell in love” stories.

Christine & Gino’s love story is one for the books!  Initially, they met on… but  it wasn’t going so well.  You see, Christine gave Gino the dreaded ‘X’ not once, but 4 times!

But as all good love stories go, he was so drawn to her, that he just couldn’t take no for an answer. He reached out on Facebook and asked her out again.  This time, she was so touched by his persistence that she finally agreed to meet him for coffee.

And since all good love stories need their fair share of drama… on the evening of their coffee date, fate arranged a different path for them. While Gino waited patiently at the coffee shop, Christine was having a not-so-great day.

Not only was she battling one of the biggest dust storms of the year during the commute, but her car broke down on her! If that wasn’t bad enough, her phone died while trying to call family for help. She was so frustrated with the whole evening and her situation that she completely forgot to get ahold of the date who was still waiting patiently for her to show up.

So imagine Gino, sitting at the coffee shop, waiting for his beautiful date, wondering if she was ok? Did something happen? Or was he just being stood up? With so many thoughts racing through his mind, he finally left the coffee shop thinking he was stood up and that it was time to just let it be.

But you know… all good things come to those who wait, right?  And this love story continues just that way… 4 months later, they finally met for their date and instantly clicked. Not only did they hit it off, but Gino and Christine’s boys bonded as well.

Want to know the BEST part of this story?? Tomorrow, we will be celebrating the rest of this love story at their WEDDING! I’m so excited! It’s going to be such a perfect and beautiful celebration!

Here are a few images from their engagement session… enjoy! 😀

…Stay tuned for sneak peek images from this sweet and beautiful union by staying in touch via Facebook and Instagram.

  1. Lori Tholl says:

    I love the silhouettes! So beautiful! !

  2. […] See Christine & Gino’s engagement session here: ENGAGED! […]

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